Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour


Submitted on
July 11, 2010
File Size
7.2 KB


7,556 (7 today)
72 (who?)
dc_image by Xyrus-02 dc_image by Xyrus-02
Please read carefully before download
This is a rather experimental plugin. It may not work correctly if you don't follow a special installation guide. However, the worst what can happen is that your Apo doesn't start. If that is the case - remove the plugin again and try to reinstall it correctly.
dc_image takes a relatively high amount of system memory (RAM) and may affect the maximum number of plugins you can load into Apophysis. Also - memory leaks are easy to create when it comes to bitmaps and I am a human, no robot. Please do not freak out if your Apo hangs and need to be shut down. Thanks!

Here is how you install it:
  1. Create a folder named "Images" in your Apophysis directory
  2. Put Bitmap files (.bmp) into that directory named after the following schema:
    dc_image_0.bmp, dc_image_1.bmp, ...
    The bitmap files must be in 24 bit format. This is the default format. It is pre-selected in Photoshop when saving and Windows Paint always saves 24 bit bitmaps.

  3. Install the plugin into your plugins folder.

You don't need a special Apophysis version! All it needs is a DC-enabled Apo (which is 7x14 at the time of release)

Once correctly installed, you can use dc_image_index to select an image from the "Images" folder (dc_image_<index>.bmp) - if the index is negative or the file was not found, it acts as linear3D.
Use dc_image_mode to select the coloring mode:
  • 0 - colors by brightness (first gradient color for darkest, last gradient color for brightest pixels)

  • 1 - colors by binary value (b<<16 | g << 8 | r) - for advanced users

You may also want to use dc_image_mincmap and dc_image_maxcmap to restrict the range of the gradient where dc_image can choose colors from.

I won't give support for this. If you have problems, solve them yourselves for now until I declare the plugin "final"

Have fun!
Add a Comment:
Loren-MacGregor Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
This plugin has been featured in my Musically Inspired T-Shirt Challenge Entry.

This was fun for me since I'd yet to be successful with this particular plugin and it's been around for almost two years. Thanks so much for creating it, `Xyrus02!!!
allthenightlong Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like this plugin more and more, thank you .... last work with: [link]
Xyrus-02 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :) Nice work there :clap:
SiennaBlue Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
DaylaAlleyssia Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
I've started to fool around with the DC plugins a bit, and I'm not that great in terms of using them yet, but I'm really liking what I'm seeing. I think I might use this for some very interesting fanart! Took a while to figure out how to get images to work with it, but once I did, its been pretty easy to use.
PhoenixArisen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will be giving this a try over the next couple of days. Thanks Xyrus!!! :hug:
Xyrus-02 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome :) Have fun with it!
deadened-glow Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does the .bmp image have to be transparent?
Xyrus-02 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
.bmps don't support transparency (except 32 bit but those cannot be loaded)
So - no, they dont have to ;) Best is a greyscale, square bitmap without transparency.
deadened-glow Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah thanks! I'll try out the greyscale instead of the black now.
Add a Comment: